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A Lesson from Devon Avenue

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE While little appreciated and little studied, there is a gigantic difference between forced associations and free associations. But if you pay attention to the issue, you’ll find that the very act of forcing people together carries a poison in … Continue reading

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How to Gain Confidence and Courage

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE   by Paul Rosenberg For more than two years I wrote a free monthly newsletter called Individual Virtue. Recently I’ve received some interest in those articles, so I thought I’d republish some of them (with light editing). This is … Continue reading

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They’re Coming for Your Accounts: Solutions

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE After running last week’s article (They’re Coming for Your Accounts), we received a number of questions about how to actually protect oneself. So, this week I’d like to address that subject. First Words I need to make an important … Continue reading

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They’re Coming for Your Accounts

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE Nearly all of us grew up thinking that we registered ourselves to prove that we were safe and responsible. We advertised our services as “registered” or “licensed,” and we never thought about it beyond that point. After all, that … Continue reading

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We Have Undervalued Ourselves

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE Growing up, I heard lots of complaints from parents and teachers about children being conceited, proud, and arrogant. Looking back, it seems to me that most of these complaints were related to a failure to obey. We did have … Continue reading

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Switching Scripts

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE Almost all of us were raised to follow a more or less uniform script through our lives. Sometimes it was specifically taught to us, and other times we just absorbed it by watching others. But regardless of how we … Continue reading

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We Just Don’t Get It

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE I got an email from a reader a few days ago, asking about something we’ve all faced. Here’s a snip: It gets a little lonely sometimes. At times I feel a little resentful, sometimes just plain angry that so … Continue reading

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Yes, the Iraq War Was All for Nothing

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE As stories circulated of Iraqi cities falling to Sunni militia groups, I was struck by the words of Former Marine Staff Sgt. Keith Widaman, who spent a tour in Iraq: “When I left in April 2009, I said, ‘In … Continue reading

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An Update on Ross Ulbricht, a.k.a., the Dread Pirate Roberts

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE In 1998, Virginia Postrel wrote a book called The Future and Its Enemies. I’d be hard-pressed to find a better description for the current legal battle between the young man pictured above and the US government. That young man … Continue reading

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It’s Big Business: Bribery in America

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE I know something about bribery. When I was a teenager, my dad was in the construction business in Chicago. So, as soon as I got my driver’s license (at 16), I was sent out delivering bribes. That’s just the … Continue reading

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What Do We Mean by Legal?

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE We’re surrounded by concerns over what is legal and what isn’t. But what, really, do we mean by “legal”? The first and most practical meaning of the word, of course, is “things you won’t be punished for doing.” That … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the Next Terror

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE If I had to bet, I think I’d put my money on some type of “cyberwar” event coming in the not-too-distant future. But whether it’s that or something else, a new terror will be coming. That much is more … Continue reading

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Great Books You May Never Have Read

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE A few months back, at the request of several readers, I put together a list of history books. This week I’d like to broaden that a bit and list a number of books that are not terribly well-known, but … Continue reading

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Political Ideologies: Politics Makes Life Ugly

FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE We all know people, probably a lot of them, who are decent and well-meaning in most aspects of their lives but whose brains switch into an ugly mode of operation once politics comes up. They are fine neighbors or … Continue reading

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Goodness is everywhere: Could You Do This for Just One Day?

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FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE A point I’ve made several times in our subscription newsletter is that most people give their attention to the negative things in the world and pass right over the good things. If you think about that for just a … Continue reading

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